UBCO Food Services:
An Essential Campus Ingredient
Our mission is simple: we’re here to support the UBC community!
We help fund UBC
Our profits support our students and the University’s academic mission.
We contribute to student life
By sponsoring campus initiatives and student programs.
We are 100% self-funded
As an ancillary department,
we receive no funding from
We pay above standard wages
Life in the Okanagan can be expensive. Staff and student workers receive above standard wages.
We plan events
Partnering with departments and student groups for events.
We support learning
Partnering with academic programs.
We hire over 20 students
To work part-time on campus every year.
We believe in the importance of
having a positive impact on the
communities we serve.
How We Deliver
UBCO Food Services is a 100% self-funded, ancillary department, comprising of three major business segments:
9 campus locations, including cafés, bistros, and franchise food locations on UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Meet Brad Vigue
Brad is a seasoned culinary veteran with a passion for food sustainability and wholesome ingredients, and who recognizes the power of food in bringing people together. Growing up in Okanagan, food and the kitchen were the centre of activity for Brad’s family. After finishing his degree in biology and psychology at the University of Victoria, he attended the Culinary Institute of America and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and worked for the Vancouver Aquarium, Bridges Restaurant and the Vancouver Canucks, before joining UBC. An avid gardener and food grower, Brad relishes the opportunity to positively impact the food service industry in areas of sustainability, biodiversity and education, as well as the chance to support and promote local growers and farmers.